12-03-2011, 12:50 PM
| | Re: Carrier IQ
On Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:38:50 -0500, Steve Sobol wrote
(in article <MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org>):
> In article <email@example.com>, Cameo says...
>> I guess by now most of you heard about this "Carrier IQ" spyware that
>> most carriers preload on the phones they sell, supposedly for our own
>> good. The software is essentially a key logger, thus lending itself to
>> all kinds of privacy abuse. T-Mobile claims that they use the info
>> gained to improve the user experience but privacy advocates are ringing
>> the alarm bells. The paranoid in me suspects that carriers do this at
>> the quiet request of national security agencies but I doubt they would
>> admit it if it was true. What do you think?
> It's not clear that they were actually doing any keylogging.
> but, of course, many people still disagree.
> It's a huge privacy violation, either way.
I watched Eckhart's 17-minute video and it sure looked to me (not a
programmer, but also not a dummie) that his keystrokes were being "recorded"
by the program and I still haven't found where anyone has addressed that.
Meaning: how/why is that "recording" happening?
Is that not keylogging?
Even if those results aren't now being transmitted (N.B.: "now" being
important here) can't they be transmitted/tracked later?
I appreciate any insight. I love T-Mo, but this is disturbing.